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There’s a city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that’s shaped like the state of Louisiana that goes by the name of Biloxi. I doubt the shape of the city limits was ever meant to retain the shape of its neighboring state, but it’s an interesting little fact none the less. Known as “The Playground of the South,” Biloxi is a great destination for food, fun, and gambling. With 46.5 square miles of area, the city is home to nearly 45,000 people and they’re all having a great time here.
The first permanent settlement in French Louisiana was in 1699 and is currently known as Old Biloxi. Biloxi became the administrative capital of French Louisiana in 1720 until it moved to present day New Orleans in 1723 due to fear of hurricanes. The land was split in 1763 based on which geographic side of the Mississippi River it fell on, except New Orleans – Biloxi was to the east and went to Great Britain. Despite this change the city’s character remained French and in 1811 the U.S. gained control of the land as part of the Mississippi Territory.
Biloxi saw tremendous growth once its U.S. ownership became official and in 1838 it was incorporated as a town. A decade later, in 1848, the famous Biloxi Lighthouse was shipped from Baltimore and completed.
Things to Do in Biloxi:
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is filled with tons of fun and adventure for you and the family to enjoy. No matter what you’re into, there are so many great things to do in Biloxi that you’ll be glad you moved here, such as attractions, museums, restaurants, and casinos.
When it comes to attractions in Biloxi, there’s everything from family fun to historical museums. If you’re in the mood for never-ending fun, then head to the Big Play Family Fun Center for their bumper cars, water balloons, and arcade. Take a trip back in time with a visit to the Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library to see the last home of the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
There are several museums in Biloxi with a range of subject matters. Look through the artifacts of 120 years of history at the Biloxi Fire Museum. See all the fantastic costumes and memorabilia on display at the Mardi Gras Museum to discover the 300-year history of the celebration on the Gulf Coast. Explore the exhibits and artifacts at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum of preserved history and heritage. For beautiful, breathtaking art and architecture visit the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.
With a casino history going back to the 1940s, Biloxi has more casinos than any other city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Out of the 11 casinos in this region, eight of them are in Biloxi. No need to leave home when you want a vacation; just head to any of these great resorts, casinos, and spas. The best gaming in the Gulf is said to come from the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. The hottest new themes in slot machines can be found at the Boomtown Casino. Pump up the nostalgia with hours of gaming at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. You can even go smoke-free at the Palace Casino resort – the only smoke-free casino in the region.
Being in a southern state, food is going to be a big part of the culture, but being on the coast will make it even better. Such a combination will guarantee delicious barbecue, seafood, soul food, and Cajun cuisine. Get fresh seafood to take home or take a seat and order cooked meals at Desporte Seafood Market & Restaurant, a local favorite. Switch things up and get smoked sausage, brisket, and ribs at Slap Ya Mamma’s Smokehouse BBQ. For truly vegetarian or vegan cuisine, head to Good Karma Café or Good Karma Medley just outside the city.
What to Consider When Moving to Biloxi:
Every city has its own collection of need-to-know facts, Biloxi included. When moving to an apartment in Biloxi, just like anywhere else, you have to do a little research on things outside of the popular tourist attractions. Look into the area to find the best neighborhoods, see what the weather will be like, what the school systems are like, etc.
The weather in Biloxi and its location on the coast will play a major part in your life here. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has seen its fair share of hurricanes. The most destructive of these occurred in 1855, 1906, 1909, 1947, 1969, and 2005.
Hurricane Katrina hit the area on August 29, 2005. The 30-foot hurricane caused massive destruction. Two days later Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour stated that 90% of the buildings along the Biloxi and Gulfport coasts were destroyed. This number included the casinos of Biloxi which were reopened on the first anniversary of the tragic event. 53 fatalities were also reported as the result of Hurricane Katrina.
Why Biloxi Apartments Are Hot:
Biloxi is no big city, nor is it a small city. It is just the right size for all your living and relaxing needs. Apartments in Biloxi are perfect for everyday living and your very own staycation hotel. Get out on the weekend and explore the popular museums. Call up some friends and have dinner at a local restaurant with cuisine unique to the area. During Spring Break, take off of work and hit up the casinos, spas, and just enjoy your time off. The Biloxi apartments on Apartment Finder all offer a range of amenities for you to enjoy every day.
- Enjoy Mardi Gras on the coast – Carnival on the Coast features a total of 23 parades and attracts over 450,000 visitors.
- The Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Festival features carnival rides, music, competitions, and great food.
- The Gulf Islands National Seashore Mississippi District features over 400 acres of camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, and boating.
- Golfers will enjoy year-round games on nearly 20 golf courses.
- Ship Island is home to top-rated beaches and the historic Fort Massachusetts, built in 1859.
- Biloxi’s 11 casinos are great for gambling, but they also offer restaurants, entertainment, shops, and spas.
- Keesler Air Force Base
- Gulfport-Biloxi Air Guard Station
- Naval Construction Center
- Pascagoula Naval Station
- National Guard Armory